Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal

Assistant Professor, FCH
Director, Office of Global Health
Address: 482
Phone Number: 410-706-3685
Fax Number: 410-706-0185
ogbolu@son.umaryland.edu

Education

  • PhD, Nursing-Global Health Disparities, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2011 (defended 2010)
  • MS, Advanced Practice Nurse-Neonatal, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2005
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2004
  • Associate's Degree, Nursing, Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, MD, 1987

Certifications

  • NIH Training Institute on Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDRH), St. Louis, MO, 2013
  • Post-MS Certificate, Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2005
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Entry to APN role, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1990

Research

Interests

  • Maternal newborn child health disparities, nationally and internationally with a focus on social justice
  • Cultural competency for health professionals and organizations
  • Building nurse capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa through partnerships with nursing universities

Funding

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (9/2013–8/2016) Organizational cultural competency and the impact on patient outcomes; RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar Award ($350,000)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Grant #1 D09HP22635-01-00 (7/01/ 2013–6/31/14) Enhancing the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program to Improve Healthcare for Underserved Populations of Maryland
  • Health Care Cost Commission New Faculty Award (1/2011-2013) Funding to support research activities for junior faculty member ($15,000)
  • Centers for Disease Control, Grant # 5-D43 TW 01041 (03/15/11­–12/29/12) IHV University of Maryland AIRTRP in Nigeria, Brazil, the Caribbean grant Subcontract to School of Nursing. Led faculty workgroup to develop an innovative, advanced practice nurse and community health officer curriculum for sub-Saharan Africa. The Primary Health Care Specialist Award. ($135,000)
  • Centers for Disease Control, Grant # 5-D43 TW 01041 (03/15/10–03/29/11) IHV University of Maryland AIRTRP in Nigeria, Brazil, the Caribbean grant; Fogarty Fellow Award Mixed Method Study to Examine the Impact of Hospital Organizational Characteristics on Neonatal Mortality in Nigeria and Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV
  • Global Health Network Grant (12/15/08–5/20/08) University of Maryland School of Medicine. Qualitative (phenomenological) study of the experiences of health care providers caring for neonates in Nigeria.
  • NIH Travel Award, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Development (11/08) Pediatric Health Disparities Conference Travel Award, Washington, DC, November, 2008 poster presentation, Poverty and In-patient Neonatal Mortality in US Hospitals using the National Inpatient Services (NIS) dataset.

Publications

  • Ogbolu, Y. (2015). Advancing Organizational Cultural Competency with Dissemination and Implementation Frameworks: Translating Standards into Clinical Practice. Advances in Nursing Science. Submitted and accepted.
  • Anarado, A., Ali, E..., Nwonu, E., Chinweuba, A., & Ogbolu, Y. (2014). Knowledge and willingness of prenatal women in Enugu Southeastern Nigeria to use in labour non-pharmacological pain reliefs. African Health Sciences, 15(2): 568–575. doi:  10.4314/ahs.v15i2.32
  • Ogbolu, Y., Johangten, M., Zhu, S., & Johnson, J. V. (2014). Nurse reported patient safety in low resource settings: A cross-sectional study of MNCH nurses in Nigeria. Applied Nursing Research. In press. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2015.02.006
  • Ogbolu, M., Jacobs, D., & Ogbolu, Y. (2014). Efficiency, equity, and voice: Perspectives on foreign nurse sourcing. Journal of International Business and Economics, 14(3).
  • Johnson, J. V., Riel, R., Ogbolu, Y., Moen, M., & Brenner, A. (2014). Organizational learning and the development of global health educational capabilities: Critical reflections on a decade of practice. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 42, 50–59. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12188
  • Johnson, J. V., Ogbolu, Y., Riel, R. F., Moen, M. A., & Brenner, A. R. (2014). Building the institutional capacity for sustainable global health nursing partnerships: A case study [abstract]. The Lancet Global Health, 2, S40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(15)70062-8
  • Maryland Cultural Competency Work Group. Maryland Department of Health and Human Hygiene (MDHMH). (2013). Cultural Competency Workgroup Report: Maryland cultural competency strategies and policy framework 2013–2020.
  • Ogbolu, Y., Iwu, E., Zhu, S., & Johnson, J. V. (2013), Translating research into practice in low resource settings: Progress in prevention of maternal to child transmission of HIV in Nigeria. Nursing Research and Practice, 2013(848567). Special Edition: Dissemination and Implementation Research: Intersection between Nursing Science and Health Care Delivery.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/848567
  • Ogbolu, M., Jacobs, D., and Ogbolu, Y. (2012). Perspectives on nurse migration. Perspectives in Work, 16(1–2), 43–46.
  • Ogbolu, Y. (2012). Relief for Africa [letter]. American Journal of Nursing, 112(2), 13. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000411158.95503.2a
  • Chen, D., Fox, R., Guyer, B., Horon, I., Hurt, L., Mann, D., Ogbolu, Y., & Strobino, D. (2011).  Maryland Infant Mortality Epidemiology Work Group findings from data analysis and overall recommendations.  Project Report. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
  • Ogbolu, Y. (2011).Neonatal mortality in Nigeria: The impact of nurse work organization. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 169. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/871193753?accountid=10422. (871193753).
  • Johnson, J. V., Iwu, E. N., Riel, R. F., Ogbolu, Y., & Moen, M. (2010).  Preparing nurses for leadership roles in global health: The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s new Post-Master’s Certificate in Global Health.  Nursing and Midwifery Links: Official Publication of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery Development, 38–39.
  • Koons, A. B., McNeil, M., Ogbolu, Y., Burdon, P., Riel, R. F., & Johnson, J. V., (2010).  Mental health nursing in Latin America: Exploring trends in workforce development.  Nursing and Midwifery Links: Official Publication of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery Development, 20–21.
  • Ogbolu, Y. (2007) Neonatal mortality: A critical global health problem.  Neonatal Network, 26(6), 357–360. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/0730-0832.26.6.357

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Primary Teaching Areas

  • NURS 418: Health, Health Care, and Culture
  • NURS 724: Health, Health Care, and Culture

Academic & Professional Activities

  • 2015-Present: National Advisory Council for Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing, Champions for Nursing, AARP and RWJF
  • 2015: Co-Chair, Social Determinants of Health Workgroup, Maryland General Assembly
  • 2014-Present: Faculty Student Group Advisor, Nurses for Global Health, Student Organization, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • 2014-2016: Faculty Council, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • 2014-2016: PhD Curriculum Committee, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • 2014-2015: Peer Grant Reviewer, Dissemination and Implementation Science Study Committee, National Institute of Health
  • 2012-Present: Expert Reviewer and Nurse Consultant, Development of Implementation Science Curriculum and Toolkit for Health Care Professionals in Eeveloping Countries, World Health Organization
  • 2012-2013: Sub-Committee Co-Chair, Governor’s Taskforce on Cultural Competency, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • 2011-Present: Global Health Interprofessional Council, University of Maryland Baltimore
  • 2010: Member, Governor’s Taskforce on Infant Mortality Maryland General Assembly, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • 2009: Legislative Intern, Delegate Shirley Nathan Pulliam, Maryland General Assembly